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Midweek Update

I found this unbelievably weird Spanish sketch comedy show that seems to work exclusively on Spanish football.  They particularly seem to enjoy producing bizarre Real Madrid sketches, so perhaps our fine readership will enjoy this one, mocking Kaká, Sergio Ramos, Florentino and of course Mourinho.

In other news, Real Madrid came back from 1-0 down to beat Atléti 3-1 at the Bernabéu last night in the Copa del Rey.  The game was played at a frenetic pace, but Real dominated throughout.  In the 7th minute, former Madrid player José Antonio Reyes played a clearly offsides Agüero through on goal, who played the ball around Casillas for Forlán to tap in from a narrow angle.  The goal was allowed to stand but was quickly cancelled out seven minutes later by a superb Sergio Ramos bullet header from a Di María corner.  This too should not have stood as Ramos clearly impeded the jump of the defender.

In the second half, Madrid's domination began to produce goals.  Mesut Özil played a superb cross into the box for Ronaldo to scramble in at the back post after an hour, before the German wrapped it up with a goal after a ball came loose in the box.  The scoreline would have been more impressive but for the extraordinary efforts of Atléti glovesman David de Gea, who showcased his claim to be the eventual successor to Iker Casillas with, among other stops, a glorious reaction save to a textbook Carvalho header that was perfectly directed into the ground at the far post.  One of the best saves I've seen in a long time.

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